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Health
8:01 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Disagreement Over Illinois' Insurance Enrollment Numbers

This month, the Get Covered Illinois campaign issued a report about first-year enrollment, which ran between last fall and the spring. However, a policy group says the report is misleading.

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Health News
5:52 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Learning Health Insurance-Speak

Veronica Martinez helps an Aurora woman enroll into the health insurance marketplace
Credit WNIJ/Mike Moen

Despite technical obstacles, navigators are still helping people enroll into health-insurance marketplaces. In many communities, that includes helping those who speak little or no English. The northern Illinois region is no exception.

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Affordable Care Act
11:29 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Are You Eligible For Subsidized Health Insurance? Use This Calculator To Find Out.

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Confused about Obamacare? You're not alone. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. But many people aren't sure if they qualify and they have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.

WNIJ can help. By entering data like zip code, income, age, family size and other factors into the Obamacare Calculator below, users can get estimates of the tax subsidies and insurance premiums available to them if they purchase insurance through the marketplaces, or exchanges.

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Illinois Insurance Exchange
11:31 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Illinois will partner with feds on health insurance exchange

Illinois will seek a partnership with the federal government to set up a health insurance exchange for the first year, aides to Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday.

That online marketplace eventually could help more than 1 million Illinoisans obtain affordable insurance as part of the federal health-care law.

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